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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is the nation’s capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games.
The camera lens can capture more shades of blue in Greece than anywhere else in the world. With its stunning locations and backdrops, and its amazing Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the entire year, Greece offers far more than a unique and physical décor.
As the birthplace of western drama AND AS THE cradle of Western civilisation,, a country with an incredible cultural heritage, Greece is blessed with thousands of archaeological sites and monuments, many of which are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The Acropolis, the cradle of democracy in the west, unquestionably stands out.
From classical Athens and the mountainous hinterland to the gems of the Aegean and Ionian Sea, the whole of Greece provides a vast range of landscapes: picturesque traditional villages, breathtaking beaches, forests, gorges, snow-capped mountains, even volcanoes! Plus, architecture that spans the millennia with examples from different eras; historical landmarks with ancient temples and ancient theatres, fortified Byzantine cities, monasteries and medieval fortresses, neoclassical mansions and sophisticated lofts in big cities.
Athens is a multi-facet capital city privileged by its proximity to the Attica serpentine coast line. Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece facing Thermaikos Gulf, boasts twenty-three centuries of fascinating history in its architecture. The choices in style and character among the thousands of islands and islets, out of which 227 are inhabited, are innumerable; from the spectacular medieval old town of Rhodes, where the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights stands out as a gem of Gothic architecture in Greece, and the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete, the biggest island in Greece with amazing landscapes and unique culture, to the Fjord-shaped beaches and underwater caves of Paxi in the Ionian Sea.
Nestled in south-eastern Europe at the southern end of the Balkan peninsula, within a few hours of every European capital, Greece offers a modernized infrastructure with vast improvement in transportation in the past two decades. The country has 2500 Km of motorways, fifteen (15) international airports, twenty-seven (27) national and public use airports, over forty (40) ports and hundreds of marinas, providing easy access to every destination in the mainland and the islands. With its ever-expanding transportation systems, travelling to filming locations has never been less time-consuming.

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